Aug 29

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014…WELCOME BACK SAILORS!!

NEW!! Welcome to another year full of having a great time making music together. We are glad that you are have chosen to make this class a part of your day here at MSHS!

NEW!! Bringing back the forms I sent you just prior to early registration will put points on your grade! I will be collecting these during today’s class.

There are two forms that you must turn in (choir contract, emergency information record) by next week Friday (Sept 12th).

There are three we would really like back (and you get points for turning them in too): ICHAT form (must have this if for anyone volunteering for the choir-must also be accompanied by a copy of the volunteers driver’s license), Choir Volunteer Form and our Singing Christmas Tree Volunteer Form. We also need your Choir Shoe ($28) and/or Dry Cleaning ($10) Money by next week Friday (Sept. 12th.)

If you have difficulty meeting the deadline for the money owed, please have your parent/guardian email me, write me a note or give me a call. We have ways to help you out if needed…no worries!

 For more detailed info. check out the top of the blog and re-read the Welcome back letter…it will explain all with color coding well!

NEW!! Interested in getting more involved in the choir, helping out, sharing your opinions, helping out at events, organizing events such as our upcoming fall BBQ, organizing “CoffeeHouse” or checking in students at events such as Singing Tree? Pick up an application TODAY (or print it from HERE) for this year’s Choir Student Executive Board, led this fall by our own Katie Huizinga. Katie and Sandra Yacoub will be taking a tag team approach to the Presidency therefore Sandra will take over after in January. All applications are due by this week Friday.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE TYPED!

NEW!! FOR THE REAL GO-GETTERS  OUT THERE…Now, let’s do a little test and see who the true blue choir kids/overachievers are…I am placing a downloadable/printable “Getting To Know You” form below that you will be receiving on the first day of class. BUT, you are ready for school now and itching to get started ..Correct? So, fill the form out now and either email it to me (lawtons@monashores.net) or hand it to me on the first day of school and make an an early, strong impression! +3 points to anyone who accomplishes this task on or before day one, when you arrive in my class (no running home at the end of day one and quickly doing it!!!)

Getting to Know YOU form

NEW…and coming up quickly! The annual social event of the season is upon us once again…The fall Choir Cookout is going to be held on Sunday, September 14th from 3pm-5pm at the Mona Lake Boat Club. Stop in and enjoy free food, flowing conversation, even toss a frisbee or get a volleyball game going if your little heart desires. DON’T BE SHY-YOU CAN COME AND GO AS YOU PLEASE SO AT LEAST MAKE AN EFFORT TO STOP IN AND EAT!

 NEW!! If any junior or senior is interested in joining the NYC trip there is still time! We have only paid the $25 down payment thus far–See me or Ms. Jessica if interested.

NEW!! The following students did not stop by and pick up their choir uniform during early registration. According to the welcome back letter I sent along with the packet this summer, failure to do so will result in -5 points on your grade unless you contacted my via email or my school phone, dropped choir or in the rare occasion that you joined choir after my packet was mailed to you. Here is what the letter stated specifically:

 REQUIRED UNIFORM FITTING AT EARLY REGISTARTION: The MSHS early registration event is coming up soon (see dates/times below) and one of the stations you will need to stop in during this process is for the choir. We will be located in the dance room (near the back hallway of the theater) and you will get fitted for and receive your choir uniform and you will get fitted for and order your choir uniform shoes (Band students can wear their band shoes for choir). We have a group of parents that have volunteered their time to fit all 275 of you during this time. Last year, even though students attended early registration occasionally they chose not to stop by and get their choir uniform. This creates loads of extra work for parents who need to come up again after the school year has started and fit students individually, hour by hour. If you do not pick up your uniform during early registration, your grade will be penalized by 5 points right off the bat! If you have a good reason to miss early registration please email me at: lawtons@monashores.net or call me at (231) 780-4711 ext. 8319 (you can leave a message) and let me know you will not be there so we will expect your absence and you will not lose points. 

Here is a list of the “missing” people.

(TBA soon)

 See me TODAY if you think this is an error. An error would be you did contact me prior to registration, you did join choir late or you actually did get a uniform and we have made a mistake!

 

Remind

NEW!! “REMIND”  Let’s Keep in Touch!

I am going to stay in touch this year with all things choir in a variety of ways. You likely know about the choir blog as you are looking at it right now…(updated daily at: blogs.monashores.net/lawtons) as well as good “old fashioned” email.

I would also like to introduce you to a new way (for me anyway) of communication. It is called REMIND and is a text reminder application that will allow me to periodically send out choir reminders via text message to help take the burden of remembering off of you a bit.

To participate receiving text message reminders, simply text (989) 391-0792 with the following message (make sure to use the text message for the choir you are in):  

Treble Choir, text:  @833293

Anchormen, text: @anchorm

Singers, text:  @7b851

Acappella, text:  @c4929e

You can also sign up via email or through REMIND’s free app that you can download. For further details on all three sign up methods, follow the link below:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B5oCAqrMJeEYQXZ1UlJjV0lnWkk&usp=sharing

Just make sure to choose the PDF document for YOUR CHOIR.

Rest assured that you will not receive advertisement texts and your phone number will remain private (I can’t even see it, nor will you see mine). You may choose to opt out at anytime by messaging ‘stop’ to the above number. Also, there is no way to respond back and forth via text, so this is simply for me to send simple reminders your way.

It is my hope that this will help strengthen the home-school connection even further. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks for signing up!

 

facebook

NEW! Also, join our 2014-2015 Facebook Page at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1474737022782409/

NEW! Are you participating in our awesome scrip program? You can raise lots of money doing so and use that money for many things school related. No need to sell or buy anything (just purchase gift cards from us and use them to pay your tabs just about anywhere and watch your kid’s account grow! Below is the most current scip form detailing what businesses have scrip and what percentage they give back to your account.

NEW 2014-2015 HOURS: School Year Scrip Hours are every Thursday evening from 5:15pm-6:30pm in the front lobby of the High School.

NEWLY UPDATED SCRIP ORDER FORM (UPDATE POSTED ON 8/20/14) AVAILABLE HERE!! Attached is an updated scrip order form for your convenience and information.

Follow this link: MS CHOIR SCRIP FORM (UPDATED 8/20/14

HERE ALSO IS A LINK TO OUR SCRIP EXPLANATION, GUIDELINES AND RULES (updated Sept. 2013)

CLICK HERE: Scrip Explanation, Guidelines and Rules (updated Sept. 2013)

Aug 29

Choir Open House Presentation

welcome back

 

NEW! Hello and Welcome Back!

If you were unable to stop by the High School Open House, missed coming to my classroom or didn’t have the time to jot down all of the information I presented, here is a link to the presentation I gave:

You WILL have to copy/paste the link into your browser!

prezi.com/uk8qmmevuirs/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

 

 

 

 

Jun 17

Summer Choir Information

 

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Final Summer Date:

August 28

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

Also, check out Number 9 under “Pages” on the right side of this blog for an up to date scrip form which lists businesses and the percentage discount they offer as well as info about new hours for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

REMINDER!! Below is all the stuff you need to prepare for your singing audition if you are interested in being a part of the MSHS Choir and are ready to challenge yourself in an upper level ensemble! Besides learning the brief part to the song below, you will also be required to sight read and take a test of your music theory skills too.

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 10

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 09

Monday, June 9, 2014

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

NEW! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Listed by grade, but in no particular order 

 

Current 8th Graders

Noah Patterson

Emma Nelson

Current 9th Graders

Charles Poole III

Evan Eling

Jamal Chapman

Haylee Paprocki

Haley Wiewora

Emily Swainston

Serena Schultz

Cassie Jones

Claudia Schaafsma

Current 10th Graders

Dale Liddle

Loryn DuRose

Ashley Kim

Quintanilla Dowdell

Nikki Burmeister

Jaime Gibbs

Current 11th Graders

Diontaye Gordon

Lucas Cooper

Faith Bordeau

Marion Oldaker

Megan Amrhein

 

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 05

Friday, June 6, 2014

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

NEW! CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!

Listed by grade, but in no particular order 

 

Current 8th Graders

Noah Patterson

Emma Nelson

Current 9th Graders

Charles Poole III

Evan Eling

Jamal Chapman

Haylee Paprocki

Haley Wiewora

Emily Swainston

Serena Schultz

Cassie Jones

Claudia Schaafsma

Current 10th Graders

Dale Liddle

Loryn DuRose

Ashley Kim

Quintanilla Dowdell

Nikki Burmeister

Jaime Gibbs

Current 11th Graders

Diontaye Gordon

Lucas Cooper

Faith Bordeau

Marion Oldaker

Megan Amrhein

 

 

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 05

Thursday, June 5, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE TODAY (THURSDAY)! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

choir folder

FOLDER CONTINUES TODAY (THURSDAY)!!

We will collect all of your remaining music and your folder, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com ASAP.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions TODAY  (Thursday, June 5th) @ 7pm. BE HERE BY 6:45PM TO WARM UP! Dress nicely and have your song memorized!

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 03

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE TOMORROW (THURSDAY)! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

choir folder

FOLDER COLLECTION BEGINS TODAY (WEDNESDAY)!!

We will collect all of your remaining music and your folder, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP (details below)…

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

NEW!  THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who spread the word or donated to my new album!  (this is Ms. Jessica :)

…CLICK HERE to read the story or see the final amount raised!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   I’m looking forward to handing out the little perks and gifts that come with each donation! THANKS AGAIN!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  The dates are August 11th-16th, 1-4pm each day.  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions TOMORROW  (Thursday, June 5th) @ 7pm. Sign up in the choir room today with your name, current grade and the name of the song you plan to sing.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 02

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

newyorkREMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE-THIS WEEK THURDAY! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

UPDATED! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

 

 

Last Name, First Name

Grade

Gender

Top Number

Top Size

Bottom Number

Bottom Size

Tie

Treble

Daugherty, Kristina

11

F

245

L

188A

34

287

 

Anchormen Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

 

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED (details below)…BUT, YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP! 

118 PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP AS OF 6/3/2014!!

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm. Sign up in the choir room today with your name, current grade and the name of the song you plan to sing.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

Jun 02

Monday, June 2, 2014

newyork

REMINDER-NYC TRIP 2015 JUNE 5TH DEADLINE-THIS WEEK! We announced and presented the 2015 NYC Trip last week. All the details were explained in class on Friday, and emailed home to you as well.

This trip will be a SENIOR/JUNIOR trip next year, as there will NOT  be a 2016 NYC Trip due to our overseas trip happening that year. So this is it if you are a junior or a senior next year.

Attached is the full itinerary and payment plan. Keep in mind this trip was actually $100 more but the Mona Shores Choir Parents have agreed to pay for one of your Broadway Shows again this year!

CLICK HERE for the ITINERARY:

New York City 2015

 

scrip

REMINDER!! Summer Scrip Hours Have Been Announced

June 5, 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

 

UPDATED SUMMER HOURS! Scrip is sold in the Mona Shores High School Front Lobby from 5:30pm-6:30pm on these dates.

 

shores

REMINDER! Seniors…You do have one last performance…It’s at graduation! It’s just YOU! You will come up an sing the Alma Mater as a group right near the end. It will be the absolute last time with me as your director…sigh.

Do you know the words? If you don’t…LEARN THEM NOW!

 

Hail the colors blue and white our loyalty we give

And the spirit of the Anchor long in us will live

All the days of fun and friendship n’er forgot shall be

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Through the years of life and learning, full if oh so few

E’er you memory will inspire us onto heights anew

As we go our separate ways your image we will see

Mona Shores our Alma Mater, we sing praise to thee

 

Blog Poster Image Pop 2014

REMINDER! POP PHOTO CD order forms are in the choir room for pick up!  $10 gets you a disc full of memories.  Get this in before it’s too late!

choir folder

REMINDER!! We continue to collect all of your remaining music, so get out those folders, turn in anything you have that is a REAL piece of music and anything else you may either keep or recycle!

After cleaning out your folder, please put it back. Underclassmen, you will still need your folders to hold your exam songs.

If you do not have your folder today, please bring it tomorrow.

mona shores logo

REMINDER! Did you turn in your choir uniform? If not…

Failure to have done so will now result in the loss of 10 points from your grade AND you will now need to get your uniform dry cleaned on your own and then return it with the dry cleaning receipt. Unfortunately, you ALREADY paid for this at the beginning of the school year so now you will have to pay a second time…

Thanks to those among you that took the time to clean your dressing room areas on Saturday night. SAILOR PRIDE!

 

NEW! Here is a list of the uniforms we still need. Some of these people signed up for choir, picked up a choir uniform and then dropped the class so I do not see them regularly. If you know any of these people, please help up spread the word!

 

Treble

Warren, Danielle

10

F

211B

S

112B

27

170

 

Anchormen

Gappa, Cody

11

M

492

L

305

32

125

Anchormen

Whitman, Joshua

12

M

226A

L

264

38

209

Singers

Anton, Jennifer

11

F

111A

S

168

29

92

Singers

Boyd, Christian

10

M

628

XL

270A

40

216 XL

Singers

Sapone, Anthony

12

M

470

M

312

34

168

 

Singers

Williams, Rhian

11

F

105B

S

125A

24

60

 

Acapella

 

 

Also, below is a list of people who did not turn in their tie. Or, you turned a tie in that was not assigned to you!

Last Name, First Name

Tie#

Treble

Bordeau, Faith

260

Treble

Briggs, Tanaya

274

Treble

 

Treble

Anchormen

 

 

Singers

Singers

 

 

tour map 2016

barcelona, spaineiffel tower 2

OVERSEAS TOUR SIGN UP IS NOW CLOSED (details below)

BARCELONA, SPAIN TO PARIS, FRANCE, with stops along the way throughout France!!

If you did not get signed up but choose to sign up at a later time, realize you are taking the risk that the trip will be full and also that you will need to quickly get caught up with your payments.

If and when you do decide to try and get on the trip list, you will need to contact Nancy at:

nancy@cuturaltourconsultants.com 

or

 call her toll free at: Toll-Free: (866) 499-3799

Everything you need to learn more can be found on the tour company’s website located at:

 http://www.culturaltourconsultants.com

 When you get there, you will see an area to “Sign In”

 For Username, type in: Mona Shores 2016

For Password, type in: tours

 This will take you to a personalized site for our MSHS Tour, 2016. Here you can view and print the current itinerary,  review the payment information, as well as read about all the inclusions and terms and conditions as well as enroll your child (or you…or both!) for the tour (after first touching base with Nancy).

 The trip promises to be a fantastic experience and a once in a lifetime opportunity.

____________________________________________________________________________________________

All current 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students (and their parents) are eligible to travel with us and this will be your only opportunity to travel overseas with the MSHS choir, as we only travel overseas once every four years. This overseas tour is nearly a 50 year tradition here at Shores (it all started in 1969 with Larry Grey, choir director) and we have traveled the world over sharing our love of singing and our passion for seeing the world!

I have worked very hard since last summer to find the best travel company (I interviewed and worked with over 7 different companies before making my final decision), as well as which location to travel and the best price possible for our 12 day tour and I am very proud of the final result and trust you will have the experience of a lifetime! 

 

jessica instruments in nature apostrophe

REMINDER!  SUPPORT Ms. Jessica’s new album! Jessica Fogle is an indie singer/songwriter who is producing a radio-ready album as an independent.  This process costs thousands of dollars, and hundreds of hours of time.  The project has gone great so far, over the past 6 months, but she needs your help!

…CLICK HERE to read the whole story and donate!  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-new-indie-music-by-jessica-in-the-rainbow   A little or a lot, everything helps :)  Oh and there are little perks and gifts with each donation! Students, alums, parents, spread the word!!

 

white piano

REMINDER!   MS. JESSICA is taking NEW PIANO STUDENTS!

This happens about once per year – if interested, please write me at jessicafogle@hotmail.com before JUNE 5th.

Lessons are $18 each (~30 minutes, though I often run a little long).

You MUST be available for much of the summer (no more than 3 vacation weeks) – on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings (exact day is still being decided – based on current student availability).  Being available on all 3 evenings will increase your chances of being selected.  Please indicate your availability in your email.

Payment is due at EACH lesson – if you forget a payment, you can bring it the next day at school (during the school year) or (less ideal) pay for 2 lessons in your next lesson.  Any other approach to billing is difficult for me to administrate, due to my working so much and in so many different positions (as opposed to when I was a full-time piano teacher and could spend hours on billing records and scheduling).  If this system doesn’t work, I’ll be switching over to using an online billing company, and will have to raise the rates to account for their fees.

Conflicts and cancellations are allowed, but please always give 48 hours’ notice (if it is less than that – please consider paying for the lesson, as I will have held the spot for you).  Over the long-term, please try not to miss too many lessons – as a spot is being held for you, which affects both me financially and the student in terms of consistent progress.

My absolute favorite thing about teaching privately is the ability to hand-craft an approach that differs from student to student.  Some kids learn best with a very unconventional approach that includes lots of ear training and reading chords (shh! It’s a secret approach to music theory that just seems like fun…this approach is actually based in the conservatory I went to, though I try not to let that show J), while other kids learn great with a traditional method book approach supplemented with classical AND “fun” songs.  I love adapting as we go.  If this sounds like a good fit for you, please contact me ASAP – as I usually end up with a waiting list whenever I put out an announcement for new students.

Thanks!

Jessica Fogle

CabaretClass


REMINDER!  HEY!  Do you like making stuff up?  Do you have younger siblings who like making stuff up?  Do you like singing?  Do you kind of want to do improv, but would rather it was a little more structured than that? (i.e. some lines to memorize, songs that have been written just for you :)  If so, consider the MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING SUMMER CAMP – a 6-day camp in August with your very own Ms. Jessica :)  Download the form here:

Registration Form – Musical Theatre Writing C.A.M.M.P.

p.s. there is also a 1-day workshop in Musical Improv on Sunday June 22nd

 

 

 

scholarships

REMINDER! Choir Scholarship Auditions Thursday, June 5th, 7pm.

The Young Americans SUMMER WORKSHOP JULY ’14.

UPDATE: **83 People have already signed up as of 5/28/2014**

 Did you enjoy your Young American’s Experience?!! Guess what? They selected our school as one of the few in the country to put on a full length, week long workshop that will happen THIS summer. For all the details and to register:

CLICK HERE!

REMINDER!! Final Round of Choir Auditions are now complete. There are some stragglers who still need to do one thing or another and a few of you who are missing your information sheets. We need to deal with this stuff ASAP!

Below is all the stuff you need to prepare if you haven’t yet completed the audition process!

CHOIR AUDITION  PRACTICE TRACKS!! Anyone interested in taking choir next year (that is not currently in choir) must audition. I am leaving the audition song up on the blog for your convenience. If you are currently in choir.

The audition songs are still located here:

 Bass-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Tenor-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Alto-Lord Bless You and Keep You

Soprano-Lord Bless You and Keep You

 Here also is a recording all four parts when combined:

CLICK HERE!

 

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